Gents’ Guide to Gifting: Choosing Clothes for the Lady in Your Life

Is your girlfriend’s birthday coming up? Have you thought of what to give your wife for your anniversary? Is your significant other crazy about clothes?

If you know that your partner is gaga over garments, choosing clothes as a gift will be an excellent idea. From conscious fashion choices such as a modern white abaya to African-inspired denim jackets, you won’t have a shortage of fabulous options.

Dresses to Impress

Clothes can be one of the most common yet most appreciated gifts for women. It comes in all styles and sizes. You can find different colors, cuts, and designs. There are clothes for every activity, too – from sleepwear to evening wear and everything in between. Simply put, there is a world of choices when it comes to clothing.

As a gift, the clothes you choose can impress your other half, especially if the present you picked reflects the recipient’s personality and taste. With the sheer number of choices around, however, it is understandable to be overwhelmed.

One of the best choices that you can go for is sustainably sourced and ethically made clothing. This choice not only reflects your character, but also conveys that you are a caring and compassionate dude. Simultaneously, style and wearability are not compromised, as you can find beautiful pieces that can be worn for a night out, a romantic dinner, or a power meeting.

So, aside from making fine dining reservations to celebrate your girl’s special occasion, don’t forget to carry a gift, as well. If you’re one gentleman who does not have any idea of what’s in style, then you’d be glad to know that we have put together a gift guide for you. Read on and find out about fabulous fashion choices that will surely make the lady in your life smile:

1. Unique Tops

Do you see your girl fawning over an oversized circle dress with a round embroidered neckline and handwoven arm detailing? Or is she more the T-shirt-and-jeans type? Whether she’s leaning towards modest wear or a more modern streetwear look, you can indeed find an ensemble that fits her tastes.

There’s a multifunctional double collared denim shirt that she can wear to different events. For a more eclectic style, you can check out an Indian Kurta-inspired tie-up shirt that features a handwoven pocket, intricate details at the back, and a slit that goes all the way to her waist.

These kinds of designs and more are all available on the internet. A fascinating brand features different African tribal fashion with a mix of Indian and Arabian influences on the web that carries distinctive pieces like the ones mentioned above. Let your fingers do the shopping and just click on the ones you think your partner will like best.

2. Edgy Bottoms

If your sweetheart delights in sashaying around in a skirt, then why not choose a skirt that she can easily pair with her crop tops or dressier blouses? A sunshine yellow tulle skirt can seriously brighten up anyone’s day. Similarly, a multicolored and multi-fabric skirt with several ruffled layers gives off a girly and a playful vibe.

Other women love to go for longer cuts, so you can also check if one’s available where you shop. Denim skirts can be a versatile choice since they can be paired with almost anything.

For the more active woman, see if you can score bottoms that have both form and function. Go to her favorite activewear or sportswear shop and see if there are good choices there.

3. Avant-garde Dresses

Another fashion choice that will make most women feel so womanly is the dress. It may come as a mini, midi, or maxi dress. It can even be a jumpsuit or a tunic. From plain to patterned, with subtle to bold prints and various accents, you will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice.

Are you planning to take her to dinner? How about matching the dress with a gift of a kimono-inspired dress with metallic and handwoven detailing? Is a trip to a resort in your plans? Gift her with a turquoise Ethiopian-inspired loose-fit boho dress with an embroidered neckline. Maybe you’d love to take her to the mall. She’d be strolling in comfort in a short tunic style denim dress with slide-in pockets.

Whether it’s for a casual day out or a romantic rendezvous, you can surely find a dress that will highlight her qualities.

4. Outerwear

Let her feel your protective nature by gifting her with outerwear. These can be in the form of boleros, capes, jackets, kaftans, or some other similar garment that will offer your partner warmth or protection from the elements.

Combining both form and function, these outerwear options provide coverage while still allowing your woman to express her fashion style. You can swing for a Maharani embroidered denim jacket with ruffled ¾ length sleevesand accentuate with laces, leather patches, and tribal patterns. Or perhaps a coat with tribal accents and long, puffed, beaded lace sleeves is more to her liking?

If you think she will like longer cuts, then an abaya-inspired jacket with a fully open front and long sequined sleeves might do the trick. She might also like a long, flowing Bisht in light yellow. It can be worn wide open at the front over a dress or tied together with a belt.

5. Bonus Tip: Functional Accessories

Just in case you want to add on to your gift stash, then you can also consider accessories. Choose ones that display both style and substance, such as a waterproof shoulder bag that she can use on casual days.

If your special someone appreciates tech or is fond of gadgets, you can also consider giving her a stylish laptop sleeve. She will surely appreciate the thought that you also want to care for her belongings.

Another wise option is to get her a handy kit where she can stash her makeup, skincare products, or whatever little items she doesn’t want just lying around.

Clothed In Affection

Clothes are perfect examples of gift items that will charm women. When getting gifts for your girl, consider her particular taste. Search for an outfit that you think will fit her well and look forward to being rewarded with a warm hug or a winsome smile.

Gifts are just the cherry on top. More importantly, it is your time, effort, and desire to make her happy that will surely add sparkle to her special day.


Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer FeiruzaMudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age. This has become the trademark of her designs for Finchitua today. With her unique style standpoint, she served the VIP Color Forecast Panel 2017 for Al Jazeera Paints Company and VIP Color Forecast Panel 2019 for Asian Paints Berger. Ms. Mudessir is a shortlisted nominee for the prestigious Fashion Scout London 2018.